Obituaries & Tributes

321-777-4640 Immediate Need

Pre-Arrange Your Funeral

Contact
Us

Site
Search

A A A

Text Sizing

Robert Kronebusch
In Memory of
Robert Matthew
Kronebusch
1931 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Beach Funeral Homes - East
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Robert Kronebusch

Robert  Kronebusch

Robert M. Kronebusch, age 87, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on April 15, 2018 in his home in Satellite Beach, Florida. He was born in Winona, Minnesota (02/28/1931) the oldest of 3 children to Alois and Bengina Kronebusch. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline, 3 children, 9 grandsons and 6 great grandchildren, two sisters, Carol Kjos (Myron) and Mary Ann Sharp (Curt). Bob grew up in St Paul, attended Nativity Grade School, Cretin High school and St. Thomas College. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in Sept. 1950 and after a year and a half achieved the rank of Staff Sgt., he then attended flight school as an aviation cadet and graduated in Mar 1953. He spent 30 years in the USAF, 20 as a fighter pilot. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1963 and later received an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He retired in 1980 as a Colonel. He flew 142 combat missions in the F105 Thud (Wild Weasel) in Vietnam and among his awards were the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal the Distinguished Flying Cross and 13 Air Medals. He also flew the T33, the F80, the F86, the F102 the F104 and other support aircraft. He married Pauline from New Brighton, Pa. on Oct. 9, 1954. They have 3 children Kathryn Davison, Silt, CO.; Robert Kronebusch (Jennifer), Colorado Springs, CO.; and Richard Kronebusch, Satellite Beach, FL. Bob and Pauline have travelled to all 7 continents.

After retiring from the USAF he worked for Harris Corporation as a Program Manager retiring from Harris in 1993. Most of his retirement was spent doing volunteer work for the Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral chapter, Meals on Wheels, and local Space Flight Six of the Daedalians.

A Catholic Mass will be held at 10am Friday April 20, 2018 Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church on A1A in Indian Harbor Beach. He will be laid to rest at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice if you wish.
Order Flowers
Book of Memories
Proudly Serving the Communities of West Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach, Suntree, Viera, Palm Bay, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Rockledge, Sebastian, Malabar, Titusville, Brevard County, Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Mims, Port St. John, and Merritt Island
321-777-4640 Beach Funeral Homes - East | 1689 South Patrick Dr. | Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 | Fax: 321-777-4642 | Email: info@beachfuneralhome.com (321)751-6012 Beach Funeral Homes - West | 4999 North Wickham Road | Melbourne, FL 32940 | Fax: (321)751-6014 | Email: info@beachfuneralhome.com 321-777-4640 Beach Funeral Homes - East | 1689 South Patrick Dr. | Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 | Fax: 321-777-4642 | Email: info@beachfuneralhome.com 321-777-4640 Beach Funeral Homes - East | 1689 South Patrick Dr. | Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 | Fax: 321-777-4642 | Email: info@beachfuneralhome.com 321-777-4640 Beach Funeral Homes - East | 1689 South Patrick Dr. | Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 | Fax: 321-777-4642 | Email: info@beachfuneralhome.com